Episode 91: November 2007 Monthly Mix

The Heavenly States [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/November_2007_Mix.mp3[/podcast] This week's episode of our podcast is our final Monthly Mix of the year, featuring songs from eight great San Francisco Bay Area groups, including some new and exclusive stuff. Enjoy! We kick off the episode with a brand new song from The Heavenly States, from their upcoming album Delayer, due out in early 2008. Head over to the band's MySpace page for more music. We're excited that the States will be headlining the final The Bay Bridged Presents show of 2007 on December 1st at the Rickshaw Stop, alongside The Morning Benders and The Dilettantes. [...]

By |November 20, 2007|

Episode 90: The Passionistas

Photo by Christelle Imperial de Castro [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Passionistas_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week's episode of The Bay Bridged Podcast features San Francisco's The Passionistas, a quartet whose mix of indie pop and art-rock, filtered through a uniquely fun and creative sense of aesthetics, has garnered them a lot of attention around the Bay Area. Most recently, the band won an award at the "Video Makes The Radio Star" contest for their video for "Y2K," which demonstrates the strong visual component that informs much of the band's work, including their energetic live show. But although there are goals of Passionistas clothing line and perfume, the [...]

By |November 13, 2007|

Episode 89: Mist and Mast

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Mist_and_Mast_Show.mp3[/podcast] Over five years, Oakland's The Red Thread won acclaim for three albums of lush Americana-touched California pop. After the band had its final performance earlier this year, singer-guitarist Jason Lakis soon announced the release of a debut album from his solo project, Mist and Mast. As Lakis explained during the interview, the album Mist and Mast is a collection of songs written during his tenure in his former band, songs that didn't feel right for The Red Thread. Recording all of the parts himself in his Oakland home studio over the course of a year, the resulting album blew [...]

By |November 6, 2007|

Episode 88: October 2007 Monthly Mix

60 Watt Kid [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/October_2007_Mix.mp3[/podcast] This week's podcast episode is our latest installment in our Monthly Mix series, featuring eight great songs by a variety of San Francisco Bay Area groups. About the bands: The episode kicks off with the A-side from the brand new Soap Bopper 7" by Oakland's Ned. The new single is the first follow-up to the band's 2004 album Coloring Book and is a great electronics-heavy art-pop track. You can catch Ned on November 11th at Cafe du Nord with Fog and Empty Rooms. For more info about the band, check out their MySpace page and web [...]

By |October 30, 2007|

Episode 87: Nyles Lannon

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Nyles_Lannon_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week's episode of our podcast features the music of San Francisco's Nyles Lannon. You may have already come across Mr. Lannon through a number of avenues--his critically lauded 2004 solo release Chemical Friends, his work as a guitarist in the popular band Film School, his more experimental electronic recordings as nLn, or his new album Pressure, which came out last month on Badman Recording Co. It's by that last means that we first became aware of Nyles, and it's quite an introduction to the man's sound, a lush, beautiful mix of tunes that incorporate elements of dream pop, [...]

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Episode 86: Trainwreck Riders

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Trainwreck_Riders_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week we bring you the music of Trainwreck Riders, a San Francisco band blending elements of country, rock and punk into a tight melodic rock and roll sound. The three primary Riders, brothers Andrew and Steve Kerwin and Pete Frauenfelder, met in high school, bonding over a shared love of the Meat Puppets and country and classic rock. Over the past eight years, they've grown from playing house parties and basement shows to touring nationally with friends Two Gallants and appearing at the Treasure Island Music Festival. When you see them live, as we first did several months [...]

By |October 16, 2007|

Episode 85: Greg Ashley

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Greg_Ashley_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week, we bring you the music of Greg Ashley, the Oakland-based musician who has been praised for his work with The Gris Gris as well as his solo recordings. Ashley's latest work is as a solo artist, releasing Painted Garden on Birdman Records earlier this year. After a couple of national tours supporting the album, released earlier this year, Greg's back in the Bay Area and we caught up with him recently at a show at Mama Buzz Cafe in Oakland. That excellent performance, just Greg and an acoustic guitar, underscored the beauty and vulnerability at the heart [...]

By |October 9, 2007|

Episode 84: Von Iva

Photo by: Kee Photography [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Von_Iva_Show.mp3[/podcast] Our interview with Von Iva, this week's featured band, has been a long time coming, as the band was on a short list of groups we wanted to feature back when we started a year and a half ago. With their infectious self-titled EP, these ladies won our hearts early on and we've been hooked since, anticipating their full length debut for a while now. If you've heard that EP, you might be in for a surprise listening to the group's debut full length Our Own Island. The post-punk/dance-rock element from the earlier work has [...]

By |October 2, 2007|

Episode 83: September 2007 Monthly Mix

Caves [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/September_2007_Mix.mp3[/podcast] This week's episode of our podcast is our latest Monthly Mix, our chance to bring you a whole bunch of songs by some great bands we've been listening to lately: We just received Le Fits Sportif, the new album from Oakland's Le Fits and it's some stellar indie pop reminiscent in some ways of the Elephant 6 bands, with an effortless and engaging quirkiness layered on top of sweet catchy melodies. Head on over to the band's MySpace page and label UFI Records to hear more from the new record. Okay, we screwed up and missed the CD [...]

By |September 25, 2007|

Episode 82: Silian Rail

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Silian_Rail_Show.mp3[/podcast] Silian Rail, this week's featured band, have the kind of back story ideal for a band one-sheet. Childhood friends from North Carolina who lost touch and then regained contact after separately moving to San Francisco, there's a natural chemistry between the two that comes off both in our interview and in their music. This duo, if perhaps even because of its limited instrumental palette, strives to make the most through catchy melodic numbers channeling a number of different rock influences and sounds, composing songs that carry a sizable weight or, perhaps put better, rock. A lot. It helps, no [...]

By |September 18, 2007|
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